The Best Burgers in New York City

New York is a foodie’s playground, from the chicest Manhattan steakhouses to the coziest Brooklyn hangouts. The City That Never Sleeps is open at all hours to offer top-tier burgers to seasoned locals and weary travelers alike. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best burger spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether it's a traditional burger with the usual toppings or a bold, new take on what should go between the buns, NYC has a number of great burgers to choose from. Check out this list, and dig in.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:CUT By Wolfgang Puck at FS Downtown New York, Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Tribeca, The Palm West Side
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steak, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:TriBeCa - Downtown, Theater District / Times Square
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

CUT By Wolfgang Puck at FS Downtown New York

$$$$·Steak·
TriBeCa - Downtown
670 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Notable Wine List

The Financial District at the southern tip of Manhattan is home to plenty of great places to get a burger. CUT is the local Wolfgang Puck establishment that feels like a mix between a traditional stea...

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Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Tribeca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Group Bookings

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has been a Tribeca fixture for 40 years. Wolfgang Zwiener has emulated some of the best parts of Peter Luger, his former employer. The restaurant is decorated in rich mahogany an...

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The Palm West Side

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Theater District / Times Square
6,150 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for Anniversaries

The Palm West Side is located in Manhattan’s storied Theater District and is a great place to get a meal before a show. The interior channels classic New York steakhouse ambiance with dark wood paneli...

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T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Upper East Side
1,540 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

The T-Bar Steak & Lounge is located on the Upper East Side, once home to New York’s most exclusive restaurants. While many restaurants have uprooted for lower Manhattan, T-Bar has adopted the sleek Ne...

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - Broad Street

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Financial District
1,079 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse recalls the Gilded Age of New York banks with its formal dining room located in the lobby of the old JP Morgan bank. The more casual Vault Grill is located one floor below, in J...

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Royal 35 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Murray Hill
1,257 reviews
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

Royal 35 Steakhouse is located in midtown Manhattan and shines above the cluster of other high-end steakhouses. The dining room seats most guests, but past the oak wood bar is a series of leather boun...

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Wollensky’s Grill

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
792 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Wolensky’s Grill is located next door to the more formal Smith & Wolensky steakhouse and offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere. The interior is reminiscent of a high-end brewery and is open to 2 a...

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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Greenwich Village
1,769 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in the heart of the West Village serves up great burgers in a warm, clubby atmosphere. This is a great location for those that love live jazz, though the inside of the ...

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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue

$$$$·Steak·
Midtown West
2,292 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse in Midtown West abandons the more formal steakhouse ambiance for casual mom-and-pop décor. The colorful bar features prominently amid the tables and booths and is manned by alw...

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The Capital Grille - NY – Chrysler Center

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
4,467 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Lunch

The Capital Grille in the Chrysler Center is one of the most visually striking restaurants on this list. The dining space is designed as a series of angled glassed panels that provide abundant lightin...

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212 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
1,408 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

212 Steakhouse on the Upper East Side is a top tier steakhouse that makes a great burger. The interior feels less like a conventional steakhouse and more like a European bistro, with a paneled ceiling...

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The Palm Tribeca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,886 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

Tribeca has become a hot spot for fine dining in Manhattan and the Palm Tribeca is no exception. The Palm Tribeca adopts the same Palm design with caricatures of famous guests dotting the walls and nu...

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Charlie Palmer Steak NYC

$$$$·American·
Theater District / Times Square
4,247 reviews
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Welcome to Aureole, the flagship showcase for Chef Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic signature progressi...

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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - New York

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown West
2,461 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date

Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse is located near Madison Square Garden and is an excellent choice for a good meal after a game. The more modern decor includes blond wood wall panels that bend into a wavy ce...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New York City - Midtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Theater District / Times Square
5,382 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Quiet Conversation

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Midtown was built to impress. Guests walk through the well-stocked wine cellar into a dining room with a sweeping white wraparound bar. If that doesn’t capture diners’ atte...

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